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TimeMap Visualization

An archival thumbnail visualization server

Required field! Enter a URI-R, URI-M, or URI-T
 

What are the types of input?

URI-R (ex: http://4genderjustice.org)

This is the URI of the live webpage. After entering the URI-R, you may choose to analyze mementos from the Internet Archive or a specific collection in Archive-It.

URI-M (ex: http://wayback.archive-it.org/1068/20150701215641/http://4genderjustice.org/)

This is the URI of a memento, a webpage archived at a specific datetime. The URI-M contains the name of the archive or Archive-It collection, so there is no need to choose between Internet Archive or Archive-It. Our service will analyze all of the mementos of that URI-R in the specified archive or Archive-It collection.

URI-T (ex: http://web.archive.org/web/timemap/link/http://4genderjustice.org)

This is the URI of a timemap, the list of all mementos for a URI-R in an archive. The URI-T contains the name of the archive or Archive-It collection, so as with the URI-M, so there is no need to choose between Internet Archive or Archive-It. Our service will analyze all of the mementos listed in the URI-T.

What is a TimeMap?

Web archives capture and preserve webpages at different points in time. These archived webpages are called mementos, and the time the memento was captured is called its datetime. A TimeMap is a list of all of mementos for a single webpage, ordered by datetime.

What is a TimeMap Visualization?

Having a small visual representation, or thumbnail, of a sample of the mementos for a single webpage may be helpful in quickly determining both the overall focus of the webpage and also how the design of that webpage has changed over time. Some webpages have thousands of mementos captured over a long period of time. Our tool attempts to select only those mementos that contain significant changes (i.e., the most unique) for display.